Srinagar: Pakistan youngster Azam Khan who is red hot form currently has said that he isn’t inspired by Team India star batter Suryakumar Yadav (SKY) but follows ans likes a young Australia batter.
Azam Khan smashed 97 off 42 balls as Islamabad United amassed 220 for six in the match against Quetta before bowling out the opposition for just 157.
For his antics Azam is being compared by SKY but the bulky batter has said he is not inspired by the star India batter.
“We talk about Suryakumar Yadav, he plays new shots, explores the areas of the ground where one can’t even think that the shots would go. But the way Azam played yesterday, the way he hit some shots over point and extra cover, and the shot that he developed over fine leg and square leg… it was something very special,” Misbah said on Samaa TV.
Meanwhile during after match press conference Azam was asked about the competition and whether he considers the India batter as an inspiration. But the wicketkeeper-batter snubbed Suryakumar to pick Australia’s Tim David as his inspiration.
“The position I bat at, you know the situation is quite different and more difficult. Either the score is about 40 for four or 180 or 160 for two, so then you need to just go and finish the match. But I am more inspire from Tim David. He hits big shots and I know and understand his batting role because I bat at the same position. Suryakumar often plays one down which is like top order,” he explained.